TALKING POINTS | Financial Services 21/01/19

In today’s talking points, Australia’s share market lowers as banks and miners weigh heavily, China unveils special individual income tax deductions, and around 100 billion Yuan tax reduction accomplished within three months after the reform of personal income tax.   Australia’s Share Market Lowers as Banks and Miners Weigh Heavily The Australian share market opened …

TALKING POINTS | ENERGY 18/01/19

  In today’s talking points, Australian scientists make major breakthrough in capabilities of ultrasound, China is leading the world in developing the electric public transport system, Melbourne becomes first city in Australia to have the entire council-owned infrastructure powered by renewable energy, and China’s surplus oil refining capacity to increase, CNPC says.   Aussie Scientists Make …

Talking Points Food & Agribusiness | 17/01/2018

  In today’s talking points, China’s corn supply gap expected to expand, Northern Australia launches initiatives to boost mango exports to China, and South Australia stone fruit growers are facing severe loss due to the extreme temperatures, and drought has caused one million fish dead in east Australia.    China’s Corn Supply Gap Expected to Expand …

Member News | Analysis: China’s Crackdown on Daigou under the New Cross-Border e-Commerce Policies

Written by: Frank Ka-Ho Wong, Asia Briefing, Dezan Shira & Associates China’s crackdown on daigou is part of its moves to strengthen e-commerce regulation and better control the rapidly expanding sector. Cross-border e-commerce in China has grown steadily in recent years, on the back of strong consumer demand for premium brands and high-quality overseas products. A significant …

TALKING POINTS | Education 16/01/19

In today’s talking point, China aims to improve better primary, secondary education for all-round student development, China’s education ministry set strict criteria for apps used on campus, report on the country’s rural education recently released shows that China makes headway in building ranks of rural teachers, and Labor is to introduce minimum ATAR scores for …

Healthcare & Life Science Talking Points | 11 January 2019

In today’s talking points, Beijing municipal government moved to Tongzhou, China’s birth number in 2018 may drop to the lowest since 2000, Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases, and an increased number of Chinese firms attend the world’s biggest healthcare meet.   Beijing Municipal Government Moved to Tongzhou Beijing Municipal People’s government officially …

Member News | Commonwealth Bank Launches Alipay in Australia

Alipay is now available in Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) 94,000 touchscreen services across Australia, as Business Insider Australia reports. The payment, which is performed through an innovative apps ecosystem Albert App Bank, comes as a result of the agreement in 2016 between CBA and Ant Financial Service Group, a financial technology company affiliated with e-commerce …

Education Talking Points | 19/12/2018

In today’s talking point, reports found China continues to promote compulsory education equality, the CAS teams up with Sydney University to boost scientific research collaboration, and Australia-China institution discusses strategy in biomedical research in 2018.    China continues to promote compulsory education equality An official said on Thursday that the Ministry of Education (MOE) will continue to …

Food & Agribusiness Talking Points | 18 December 2018

In today’s talking points, The Chinese government is offering subsidies to mechanise small household farms, e-commerce helps farmers shake off poverty, China will see an expanding dairy market in the next five years, and Australian Agriculture is seeing an increase in youth and female workers.   Chinese Government is Offering Subsidies to Mechanise Small Household …